Before working on consumption, WWF looked at the existing advice about food choices. We saw that
this was already a very crowded area and we didn’t want to add to the maelstrom of information. We
had already noticed that the environmental ’hotspots’ had much in common with the health ones. In an
attempt to bring some of these messages together, we decided to look at current governmental eating
advice – the Eatwell plate – and to see how it could be adapted to include the environment. The idea
was to produce a definition of a sustainable diet that is nutritionally...
Those who appreciate ginseng—either for its supposed medicinal qualities,
or for its distinctive flavor—are willing to pay inordinately high
prices for it.
In the Southern Hemisphere of Paquin, about eighty kilometers east of
the Scar (in the high foothills of the Napala chain) is a long, meandering
forest called Runaround, full of oaks and sugar maples. It is the best
place in the 'verse to find—or grow—the herb called panax, red berry,
tartar root, and ginseng.
Land contamination has been recognised as a challenge to present and
future generations resulting from previous industrial and waste disposal
practices. This book is a result of the authors’ desire to make sure that the
risks from land contamination are effectively understood and adequately
managed in a context of wise stewardship of resources. It is written for
those embarking on their journey in contaminated land management –
those final year undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing an
option in contaminated land.
Peter Watts is a Canadian science fiction author and marine-mammal
biologist. His first novel Starfish (2000) introduced Lenie Clarke, a deepocean
power-station worker physically altered for underwater living and
the main character in the sequels: Maelstrom (2001), Behemoth: ß-Max
(2004) and Behemoth: Seppuku (2005). The last two volumes comprise
one novel, published split into for commercial considerations. Starfish,
Maelstrom and Behemoth comprise a trilogy usually referred to as
"Rifters" after the modified humans designed to work in deep-ocean environments....
The day after Patricia Rowan saved the world, a man named Elias
Murphy brought a piece of her conscience home to roost.
She hardly needed another one. Her tactical contacts already served
up an endless stream of death and damage, numbers far too vague to
qualify as estimates. It had only been sixteen hours; even orders of magnitude
were barely more than guesses. But the machines kept trying to
pin it down, this many million lives, that many trillion dollars, as if
quantifying the apocalypse would somehow render it harmless.
Maybe it would at that, she reflected.
Jim Munroe is a Canadian science fiction author, who publishes his
works independently under the imprint No Media Kings. Munroe was
managing editor at the magazine Adbusters in the 1990s, before publishing
his debut novel Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask in 1998.
The novel was put out by a major publishing company, and Munroe so
disliked the experience that he launched No Media Kings as a venue for
publishing and promoting his own works independently, and a guide to
self-publishing for other prospective writers...